I recently finished a portfolio site for a good friend and talented photographer - Claire Burge.
Design wise, Claire wanted the site kept as simple and clean as possible, and my job was made a lot easier by the quality of the photography.
Built using rails 3.1, it features an activeadmin powered control panel, which allows Claire to log in to her control panel and add her pictures to the site with ease.
The site uses no flash, which is unusual for a photography site of this nature, but a combination of custom coded jquery for the slideshow and ajax menu links give it that effect.
Head to www.claireburgephotography.com to see it in action.
I also revamped Claire’s blog, which can be seen at http://www.claireburge.com
Resources used in this project were:
Ruby on rails 3.1
Paperclip - with Amazon S3: image processing and hosting